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Keeping your avicultural dollars in
Contact Dr David Groth. Mobile: 0417 915 837 or (08)
9266 7475 or (08) 9266 7374
A quote from Dr Bob Doneley "Your veterinarian is not just a doctor of
animals but also a radiologist, a pathologist, a pharmacist, a surgeon, an
anaesthetist, and so on...."
Issues: The topic of avian health is too varied
and complex to be covered on this web site. Worming and
parasite control is considered to require veterinary advice and
therefore not covered on this web site. Quarantine of new birds
or sick birds is considered to require veterinary advice and therefore
not covered on this web site. Avian medicine is advancing at a
rapid pace. Keep updating your knowledge and skills.
Don't forget to thoroughly clean the carry
box each time you place new birds in it from someone else's aviary!!
Dispose of any seed, water, wood shavings, droppings etc from the carry
cage in the garbage/rubbish disposal system, not allowing this waste to
enter your aviary, water or food system. Thoroughly clean the seed bowl, water
bowl and any absorbent surfaces both inside the unit and the exterior
surfaces. Waste and contamination can stick on the top, side or
bottom of the carry box and potentially infect your aviary system.
Replace carry boxes when/if the surfaces become damaged and not able to
be adequately cleaned.
Avian medicine started to be taken seriously in the 1980's and is now
avian veterinary medicine is an important for the serious bird breeder
as well as for the people who keep one or two birds as pets or companion
birds. The huge increase in knowledge for avian veterinary
medicine has been seen world wide with Conferences and Lectures now
regular fixtures on the Australian and International calendar.
of help are:
1... Contact an Avian Veterinarian. They are often listed in
telephone directories or contact the Association of Avian Veterinarians
(established 1980). Web reference: aav.org/activemembers.html pages 1,
2 & 3.
2... Get help from the Local Veterinarian.
3...Join a local or capital city Aviculture Club / Society
4...Purchase and read up-to-date books such as:
- "EVERYBIRD, A GUIDE TO BIRD HEALTH"
edited by Pat Macwhirter, published by Inkata Press. Cost is about
$40-$45. This book is a co-operative work of 13 veterinarians who
share a special interest in bird health.
- " A Guide to BASIC HEALTH &
DISEASES in birds" (revised). Author is Michael J Cannon
B.VSc MACVSc (Avian Health) Grad Dip Ed. Published by Australian
Birdkeeper publications. Cost is about $31-$35.
- "UNDER the MICROSCOPE", (for
birds and reptiles) by Dr Danny Brown. Published by Australian
Birdkeeper Publications. About $22- $25
Veterinarians & Veterinarians with an interest in birds:
Refer to the comprehensive list in the Australian monthly newspaper:
"Talking Birds" The Monthly Newspaper for aviary, cage and pet birds.
"Australia's Avian Newspaper".
Only $4.95 per issue. Web address: TalkingBirds.com.au
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sale on the "Birds for Sale"
To place an advertisement, click on "Birds for sale" web page in top
navigation bar then
click on "Place a for sale Advert" web page.
4 lines for 2 months is only $25
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